2010 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Have Puncher’s Chance Against Boston Celtics

June 1st, 2010 by David Weiss Leave a reply »
As the storied rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics arises once again on Thursday, it is worth reliving another sports rivalry that happened only days ago.

At UFC 114, bars across the country were packed to see the hyped and heated grudge match between two of the more recognizable names in the sport—Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

To use the oft-mentioned cliche, it was truly a clash of the titans.

On one side, Rashad came in, with a speed and versatility advantage. Meanwhile, Rampage hulked his way in like the bubblegum pick that he was, with power and a flair for the dramatic that would surely resonate with the majority, meat-head fan base.

Ultimately, Rashad was able to implement his game plan and, outside of one scary moment in the final round when he ate a few of Rampage's best punches, stood with arms raised proudly at night's end.

Can you sense the parallels coming?

If ever there were two franchises in sports that were the living embodiment of the cities in which they reside, it is the Lakers and the Celtics.

The Lakers, much like Rampage, have a flair for the dramat ...

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